Editorials

Tremendous asset to Greater Beloit

August 19, 2019 at 9:51 am

Beloit Health System has been forward looking and successful in a difficult era.THIS PAST WEEKEND the Beloit Health System marked the 50th anniversary of what was known for many years as the city's "new" hospital.To say, a half century ago,...

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Terminally ill deserve options

August 19, 2019 at 9:51 am

States should legislate to permit avenues for personal choice.IT IS CALLED the Compassionate Choices Bill or, sometimes, a Death With Dignity Act. What it means is reasonably simple: When an individual is terminally ill and all hope is gone...

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Natural friction over information

August 12, 2019 at 9:20 am

Government, public, press often operate at cross purposes on issues of transparency.THE GENERAL PUBLIC usually has very little interaction with top elected and appointed government officials. One of the functions of the press is to pay atte...

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Pay attention to finance plan

July 29, 2019 at 9:48 am

New taxing mechanism deserves close look from stakeholders.THIS REQUIRES SOME delicate balance, because it is not our purpose to say a pending financial plan under consideration by the School District of Beloit is a bad thing.It may be a ba...

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Is it them, or is it us?

July 22, 2019 at 9:39 am

Which way is the political mean-spiritedness really flowing?NASTY TERMS GET thrown around like confetti these days, with name-calling elevated to a national sport, so we'll decline to join the chorus calling President Trump a "racist" over ...

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Targeting a critical need

July 15, 2019 at 10:03 am

Support Beloit's efforts to develop additional housing options.FOR THE MOST PART, the population sign that greets folks when they enter Beloit hasn't changed much in 50 years. The city's population has continued to hover in the 35,000 to 36...

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America's best; time to say so

July 08, 2019 at 9:25 am

Recognition for Vietnam service was long overdue.THERE WERE PLENTY of reasons the Vietnam War was controversial and highly unpopular in America.But there were never good reasons for disrespecting the individuals in uniform who answered thei...

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More cooperation, and less politics

July 08, 2019 at 9:25 am

Wisconsin still needs a more sustainable transportation plan.AS THE COLUMN on this page by Steven Walters points out, a robust economy makes every problem look a little smaller because politicians have money to throw around.That doesn't sto...

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Citizens, you need referendum option

July 01, 2019 at 3:43 pm

Court's message: Voters are on their own to change partisan stranglehold.IT'S JUST A FACT: Republicans have played smarter than Democrats, and the U.S. Supreme Court's ruling in a challenge to partisan gerrymandering ought to prove it for e...

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Recruit, retain retailing options

June 24, 2019 at 9:45 am

Economic development efforts should include shopping emphasis.AND ANOTHER ONE bites the dust, after the announcement that Beloit's Save A Lot grocery is closing its doors.The Save A Lot brand is added to a long list of closures in recent ye...

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